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Prodigious Birds: Moas and Moa-Hunting in Prehistoric New Zealand
Preface 1. Introduction Part I. Discovery and Biology of Moas: 2. Discovery 3. Systematics 4. Origins and development 5. Morphology and behaviour 6. Maori traditions Part II. Moa-Hunting, Processing
The chronology of colonization in New Zealand
New Zealand was the last substantial landmass to be colonized by prehistoric people. Even within Oceania, where there are much smaller and more remote islands, such as Pitcairn and Easter Island, New
Prehistoric maritime migration in the Pacific islands: an hypothesis of ENSO forcing
Long-distance human migration across the Pacific Ocean occurred during the late Holocene and originated almost entirely in the west. As prevailing tradewinds blow from the east, the mechanisms of
Late colonization of East Polynesia
In a recent ANTIQUITY article (65: 767–95) Atholl Anderson presented a detailed analysis of radiocarbon dates to show that the settlement of New Zealand occurred later than previously thought. In
The Welcome of Strangers: An Ethnohistory of Southern Maori A.d. 1650-1850
Two hundred years ago, Maori in the south of New Zealand had a lifestyle quite distinct from their northern cousins, and different experiences of contact with Europeans. This book provides an insight
Faunal collapse, landscape change and settlement history in Remote Oceania
Substantial anthropogenic environmental change occurred in Remote Oceania following the first arrival of people at 3000 BP and their spread throughout the region by 700 BP. It included numerous
12. The Ideal Free Distribution, Food Production, and the Colonization of Oceania
This chapter develops an integrative, multivariate approach to island colonization in Oceania based on a model from behavioral ecology known as the Ideal Free Distribution that provides a framework that considers the dynamic character of island suitability along with density-dependent and density-independent variables influencing migratory behavior.
The rat and the octopus: initial human colonization and the prehistoric introduction of domestic animals to Remote Oceania
Evaluation of invasibility, invasiveness and transportability characteristics amongst the four taxa suggest that island size and complexity, propagule pressure and seafaring capability were important factors in differential distribution and survival.
The age of Lapita settlement in Fiji
Recent and earlier research in Fiji has documented the approximate period of settlement there during the Lapita era. Age estimates extended back to about 3200 BP. A survey of the radiocarbon ages